Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, FIS CEO Gary Norcross Bringing Fintech into Focus During Inaugural VenCent Summit

Posted on July 31, 2022
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Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, FIS CEO Gary Norcross Bringing Fintech into Focus During Inaugural VenCent Summit

Arkansas leading the way between bankers and fintech leaders

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (July 28, 2022) –- The Venture Center announced today Governor Asa Hutchinson will join FIS Chairman and CEO Gary Norcross for a candid discussion about Arkansas’ role in the global fintech space during the inaugural VenCent Summit in Little Rock on Tuesday, August 16.

Hosted by The Venture Center, an Arkansas nonprofit inspiring social and economic change locally and abroad, VenCent will bring together financial leaders, innovators, and influencers from around the world for industry keynotes, 70 live demos, and unlimited networking. This first-time session between the Governor and Norcross will highlight unique examples of successful startups that have benefited from The Venture Center’s programs, along with venture investment, workforce, and economic development opportunities in Arkansas. Hutchinson and Norcross will close their discussion by sharing their vision for the future and Arkansas’ position as a global leader in fintech.

“Governor Hutchinson and Mr. Norcross have had a pivotal impact on the fintech space in our state and around the world,” says Wayne Miller, executive director of The Venture Center. “Their partnership and investment, especially through the award-winning FIS Fintech Accelerator, provide real world examples of how private, state, and non-profit entities can work together to create solutions in the financial industry, and how that landmark work can happen here in Arkansas and in any other state around the country.”

In addition to hearing about Arkansas’ role in fintech’s future, VenCent attendees will gain access to purpose-built banking fintech companies from around the world, deepen connections with an innovative banking community and grow a deeper understanding of bank innovation’s regulatory environment. Since it began in 2015, The Venture Center has connected more than 10,000 bankers with early-to-growth stage technology companies, impacting revenues, brand, culture, and growth.

For the full agenda visit and to learn more about FIS’s long-time support of The Venture Center through its Fintech Accelerator and other programs, visit

VenCent Fintech Summit event sponsors include FIS, Visa, the Independent Community Bankers of America, Arvest, Acxiom, NYDig, Euronet, Simmons Bank, Bank OZK, Smiley Technologies, William Mills Agency, and Stone Ward.

Registration for fintech companies and attendees is open now. Visit to learn more.

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The Venture Center’s immersive accelerator programs are designed to accelerate the growth of early to-growth-stage companies and help validate their solutions for real-world problems. Our methodology provides a unique opportunity for early-to-growth stage fintech companies to connect with financial institution executives, receive investment, and learn from a comprehensive curriculum aiding in strategically addressing go-to-market, business, and finance challenges. Learn more at Follow The Venture Center on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter(@VentureCenter), and Instagram.